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Where we talk about stuff we didn’t write about but is still something you may care to get all riled about and comment.

This week, in other DC media sources:



Booth has three chief complaints with the current WMATA map. One, he criticizes the non-standard orientation of text of the various station names, including the cheating of what should be a 45-degree angle on the Foggy Bottom and Farragut West text. In reality, the slant of this text is rotated a few degrees off to avoid overlapping the blue line. Second, the map breaks from the “perfect diamond” shape of the District since the two eastern borders are not 45-degree angled lines. Finally, Booth thinks the call-out boxes that address peak hour services are cumbersome looking. His redesign corrects these so-called design sins and offers a map that is a significant break from the current design